The Washington Technology Student Association, originally the Washington Chapter of the American Industrial Arts Student Association (AIASA), was formed in the 1983-84 school year as a result of the work of the Washington Industrial Arts Association. The WIAA, which later became the Washington Industrial Technology Association, has always maintained a strong presence in our organization and been our most active supporter.
The Student Leadership Committee of the Washington Industrial Arts Association (WIAA) begins the planning and prep work to start a student leadership organization for Industrial Arts students in Washington State
On April 30th an organizational meeting was held at the Hogue Technology Building at Central Washington University to plan and start the Washington Chapter of the American Industrial Arts Student Association (AIASA). Our first state officers were elected at this time.
Harold Richards becomes the 1st State Advisor
1st conference, at Hanford Secondary School, in Richland
The chapter at Kennewick High School becomes the first to change their name to the Technology Student Association
Name officially changed to the Washington Technology Student Association
Tom Staley becomes the 2nd State Advisor
Al Gromus becomes the 3rd State Advisor
Ross Short joins WTSA as the Assistant State Advisor
Dr. Bob Radebaugh retires from WWU and as the Corporate Member of WTSA. He is honored at the state conference for his dedication to TSA.
Al and Pam Gromus are honored at the state conference for their devotion and hard work for TSA.
Ross Short becomes the 4th State Advisor
WTSA reaches the 1,000 member mark.
WTSA celebrates its 25th Anniversary.